Thursday, July 21, 2011

Overdue Thank you and back to crafting:

Good morning Blog Friends,

All I can say is it is HOT!! The next three days are suppose to be record temps of over 100 here in the valley and then add the heat index on top of that. Whooeeee…..

I feel sorry for most of the people in my area, because they are mostly plant  workers and there is no air conditioning in the actual plant were the machines are. My sweetie is a mechanic for one of these plants and has come home each day this week with heat exhaustion.

I hope all of you are staying cool and trying to beat this heat wave.

I’d like to send a big Thank you out to Willa from  The Old Cupboard Door for the wonderful painted cutting board I received from her giveaway.

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It’s absolutely gorgeous! Willa paints the most beautiful scenes. The detail in this painting is beautiful. My picture does it no justice!

Again, Thank you Willa! I love and cherish it!

Willa was telling me she may close her blog, due to her full time job and  not having the time to paint and post. I told her she would be missed by all of us and that she could just post when she could~ so stop by Willa’s blog and encourage her to keep her blog open and post when she has the chance.

I know many bloggers have given up on blogging due to life happening or they feel they don’t receive many or no comments on there posts.  I don’t know of any rule that says you have to post all the time or that commenting is a must.  I love seeing what is happening in other parts of the world and don’t always have time to comment on blogs I follow. Especially if that blog has a lot of bells and whistles in it to upload. (My system is on dialup so it takes awhile to get things uploaded. Call it cheap but in this day of money crunching I need to pinch as many pennies as possible.) I just want to encourage all who have a blog and love to post “when they can” to do so and not feel as if that is just one more chore they have on there plate or that they have let anyone in blog land down for not posting. Just my feeling on the matter.


I took a short but much needed break from crafting these past few weeks, but I’m now starting on my fall crafting and getting back into the swing of things. I guess I was just burnt out~I’m sure a lot of you know what that’s like!

So, here we have some pics of what I’ve been working on this week. Nothing completed yet, but lots of orange, black and white parts! lol.

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Hhhmmm, wonder what they will look like once put together?

Spent yesterday painting all these goodies, letting them dry out in the hot sun. It only took 5 to 10 minutes for them to completely dry!

Today I have lots of sanding and grunging to do ~ then putting them all together! That’s the fun part!

I’ll be sure to show the finished products once they’re completed.

Thank you for stopping by today and please stay cool and drink lots of water in this sweltering heat!!

Prim Blessings, Jean


  1. That is why I asked who all was reading my blog, I thought if there were only 5 or 6, reading, I figured, why bother? By asking, you all let me know you were reading, which made me feel better about keeping it going. You don't have to comment every time you come by, of course. Looks like you are really going at it on the Fall crafts!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  2. Jean ,love the bread board from Willa !It is beautiful . Can't wait to see your fall creations when you finish them.They are awesome looking.Have a great day,Jen

  3. Glad you're back Jean...was wondering! :)
    Love your winning from Willa...its just beautiful...she definitely should keep her blog talented that she inspires me! I'll have to make a visit over....
    Can't wait to see your prims all put together!
    Stay cool!

  4. Congrats on winning that great board you lucky girl. I agree with you about blogging.. we all get so busy we don't have time to comment on each one we are following but I still check my dashboard every day and check out what everyone is up to. You may not know it but I know what your up all up to! If I have a few minutes I will comment but I have such a large list I follow it would take me hours to comment on each. Can't wait to see what you are working on. There is just something about seeing the color orange that gets you in the mood for Fall!!

  5. Love the painted cutting board that you got from Willa. I so hope that she keeps her blog open...I love visiting her.
    I just started working on things for my 2 Fall in October and one in November. Thought I had better get started as the shows will be here before I know it. Can't wait to see your Fall goodies after you get them together.

  6. love your win..she did a great job on it..and you have been busy sewing..I love fall/ I can't wait to see what you are building.;) have a wonderful day.;)

  7. Jean I think we all get ready for a break at this time of the year. Love the cutting board you won Willa can paint!!

    We are on like day 22 or 23 I quit counting of temps over 100 up to 110 some days without the heat index added in SIGH!!! I love summer time though but we could use some rain and a cool down!!


  8. Hi Jean! Thanks for expressing how you feel about posting every day... I feel like I have been alot busier this month and haven't been able to blog as much and have noticed not as many comments on the last few posts but I know that doesn't mean my blog isnt visited... So excited to see your goodies all finished and put together... Hugs, Tina

  9. Congratulations, Jean - what a wonderful win!! Love it!! struck a heartstring with all that black and orange!! YIPPPEEE!!! I ADORE Halloween and all things black and orange! Can't wait to see them all assembled! And I agree with your comments about blogging...I have tried to read all the posts on the blogs I follow, and try to comment regularly, but it can get overwhelming - if I am gone for a day, it's impossible to catch there will be times when I won't always be able to post - or even comment. I trust those who follow me understand, and likely have the same time constraints....Take good care....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  10. Jean So well said I so agree with you on blogs
    and posting,glad to see someone expressing
    their thoughts thanks / hugs :-) my hat is
    off too you..

    Your Blog is awesome enjoy visting you:-)
    Very nice Giveaway prize,such a talented

    Hope the Temp break soon for all of you.. We
    in the Southwest are more prepared for this
    kind of weather..


  11. Hi Jean, I've missed you, I know, it is getting so hard for me to keep up with leaving comments on everyone's blog. I just don't have the time, esp, to answer every comment. But I enjoy reading and seeing what my friends have been up too. Congratulations on winning the cutting board, it is beautiful.
    I can't wait to see what you are making now, I love fall things, are you making any mice there? Have a great day and stay cool! Hugs, Lecia

  12. are just the sweetest with sage advice for all of the bloggers who have a life outside of their blogs. Thank you again for all your encouragement...I am thankful for great gals like you and I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE your blog...I am ALWAYS inspired by you !!!